Not dangerous

To the editor: In Flat Rock Mayor Bob Staton’s piece titled “Issues complicate road projects” on July 31, he would have you believe the Greenville Highway/Highland Lake Road intersection is dangerous. It is not. I drive it twice a day.

If the Flat Rock Village Council is concerned about large trucks and buses, wait a few short months and the Erkwood/Shepherd/Greenville Highway roundabout will be there to handle that traffic. Problem solved. Leave Pinecrest Church and historic properties alone.

 

Lynne Kennedy, Flat Rock

 

Irresponsible stunt

To the editor: On Wednesday evening, July 25, U.S. Reps. Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, filed articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Both Meadows and Jordan are under scrutiny by the House Ethics Office for turning a blind eye to sexual harassment/assault charges occurring under their own watch.

They filed articles of impeachment against the guy who is trying to protect us against foreign invasion of our election integrity, when they failed to protect their own employees/students? Ironically, this is an irresponsible stunt to “save” a president who is under much scrutiny himself for election irregularities, overseen by Rosenstein.

President Ronald Reagan protected the rule of law. Why doesn’t Mark Meadows?

Western North Carolina deserves so much better protection of its citizens.

 

Sharon Mills, Hendersonville

 

The pseudo-king

To the editor: We find ourselves governed by pseudo-king Donald Trump. The latest blast from our pseudo-king is a threat to shut down the government if he doesn’t get his way. This threat, loudly proclaimed by the Times-News, page one, above the fold, is both nonsensical and frightening.

To think that one individual could, at his petulant whim, wish to shut down a government that serves 300-plus million citizens is, well, mad. Even though they don’t function well, we have a Congress and judiciary to help keep things in balance.

The very fact that Trump is in power rests, in large measure, on the media’s blazing attention to his every act. “Stop the press! Trump’s eating a sandwich!” It would help us all if the Times-News turned down the volume and moved more local stories to the top of A1.

 

Al Lockwood, Hendersonville

 

Almighty dollar

To the editor: I know that Rev. Billy Graham’s columns are all reprints and have no idea when the one you ran July 23 was originally published. I also realize that you can’t put words into an author’s text, posthumously or otherwise.

However, I was (and would have been) dismayed to note that among the numerous “isms” Rev. Graham castigated, there was NO mention of capitalism — worship of the almighty dollar. And though capitalism doesn’t have to be elevated to the status of at least a demi-god, it all too often is.

If there’s a follow-up column somewhere in Rev. Graham’s writings, perhaps you could publish it.

 

Virginia Voedisch, Hendersonville

 

Excellent movie

To the editor: The Times-News published a review of the new “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” movie. It trashed an excellent movie.

Don’t let this bad review keep you from seeing a fun movie with plenty of spirit and a great cast. Lots of love stories, happy and sad, and the same great music.

The audience laughed, cheered and sang along. You can dance, you can jive, and yes, you can have the time of your lives! Don’t miss “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.”

 

Evie Brush, Mills River